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Alvor Boat Trips

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Address: Zona Ribeirinha de Alvor | Alvor Riverfront, Alvor, Portimao 8500-059, Portugal
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+351 962 091 551
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Alvor Boat Trips, established 1997 - A Portuguese/Irish family run business...

Alvor Boat Trips, established 1997 - A Portuguese/Irish family run business offering top class eco friendly coastal cruises on board "Alvor Flor do Sol", Portugal's first solar powered cruiser and Fishing & coastal trips on "Novo Alvor" & "Eco Alvor". Certified, comfortable and highly recommended, top class sightseeing boat trips, with the people that care! "We encourage you to leave feedback and if there is anyway we can improve the service and your experience please don't hesitate to ask while you are with us. Our aim is your recommendation" - Owner & Operators Roisin & Luis.

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Sailing without sails

My husband and I took a trip on this solar powered boat after booking the previous day at the booth in Alvor harbour. We were picked up from the hotel and taken to the harbour at... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2013
Brelas_12
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband and I took a trip on this solar powered boat after booking the previous day at the booth in Alvor harbour. We were picked up from the hotel and taken to the harbour at Praia de Rocha where we were welcomed by Victor and Daniel. The voyage along the beautiful coast line was serene, quiet and relaxing and... More 

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review

We like to think we are the next best thing to sailing as we utilise the power of the sun, without sound or smell it truly is pure power. I will pass on your compliments to Daniel and Victor Regards Roisin More 

billericay
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2013

we have taken 3 trips with this company - all excellent. Two trips were the river cruise to Silves - one in the morning, one ( June 2011) in the afternoon ( July 2013) . Both were peaceful relaxing trips offering the chance to see inland Algarve from a different perspective. The solar powered boat is comfortable, offering sun and... More 

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you took to write a review and thank you for your generous comments. Our aim is to please and glad we succeeded Regards Hope to see you back in Alvor soon Roisin More 

Penmaenmawr, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Booked a coastal cruise for me and the wife. Absolute brilliant trip! Really enjoyed the gorgeous landscape. We were offered snorkels, only those of us brave enough actually tested the waters and we really enjoyed swimming besides the caves. Staff very friendly and informative. They looked after us very well. Will be back again!

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review

Thrilled you had a good time and happy the staff looked after well. Hope to see you in Alvor again soon. Roisin More 

Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Good value and duration for the price but boat a bit small for choppy water. (it's not the one in the picture at the jetty) Otherwise enjoyable.

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review

We have 4boats ranging in size and capacity. Subject to numbers, trip type and schedules the choice of boat on the day is determined by the bookings all are in the published photos at the jetty! For example the 3hr coastal cruise is normally on the 13m Solar powered boat (€30) and our 2hr Coastal (€20) on either of our... More 

Tiverton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hi. Myself and my Wife took a boat trip up the river to Silves, we booked it on the harbour at Alvor, and very pleasant it was.you have a couple of hours at Silves giving you enough time to explore the Castle and have a drink. all together good value On board the boat on the return a three course... More 

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review

Our trip to Silves is very popular, especially at this time of year when nature is busy preparing for winter. We thank you for your kind words and hope we see you again in Alvor. Regards Roisin More 

London
1 review
Reviewed October 8, 2013

I saw the leaflet in our hotel & received a prompt reply to my email enquiry from Roisin. We have been lucky enough to enjoy a few sunset cruises worldwide and this was particularly good value for money. We saw some amazing scenery as well as the sunset! We did not want the trip to end. Enjoy & just relax... More 

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review

Every trip is magical and it pleases me to know that your sunset cruise with us was 5 star, we really appreciate your time in reviewing and hope that others are compelled to try us too. Hope to see you again in Alvor Luis & all the crew Alvor Boat Trips More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 8, 2013

The trip run by Alvor Boat Trips is a perfect way to see the true Portugal, is excellent value for money and the service on our boat was exemplary. The skipper and assistant gave us a good commentary as we journeyed to Silves and back to Portimao. The lunch back was a good introduction to piri piri chicken and was... More 

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review

Our aim is to please and we pride ourselves on our service, so thrilled you enjoyed the experience and thank you for your five stars they mean ALOT to us. Kind regards Roisin & Luis Alvor Boat Trips More 

north somerset
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We had a fabulous time on this boat searching for dolphins and found lots baby's as well all were swimming with the boat and what is good all the boats let you know when they see them so they speed off so you can see them as well and the trip we were on said if we did not see... More 

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review

Glad you had a great day and enjoyed your adventures on the sea. Happy holidays Roisin More 

Alvor, Portugal
2 reviews
Reviewed October 5, 2013

I'm from Algarve and i must say that still this boat trip was a very pleasant surprise. Great landscapes, staff and food really made this afternoon a excellent experience. I recommend for everyone.

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review

Always good to hear from locals who try out our tourist trips and happy to know you had a great experience, please come and visit us again we have lots more to offer. Kind regards Roisin More 

Bristol, UK
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2013

My husband and I went on the trip to Silves. We booked at the booth in the town when we were out for the evening but there was a bit of confusion with the name of our hotel and so we had to go back the next night to put it right, the young girl asked if we wanted to... More 

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ecowatch, Owner at Alvor Boat Trips, responded to this review

Firstly thank you for taking the time to review it is an important part of our customer feedback process. As this trip is a river cruise we rarely depart from Alvor as the Arade river not the Alvor river goes to Silves. We pickup from your hotel and transfer for free directly to the boat in the marina da Portimao,... More 

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